Disney California Adventure next month. Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock just emailed cast members the news, which - with the recent return out outdoor dining to Buena Vista Street - will bring about 1,000 of them back to work.A new hard-ticket food and beverage event is coming to
Other California theme parks have been running special outdoor dining events as a way to get paying customers through the gates while the state's pandemic response rules keep their attractions closed. But this new event will be a first for Disney, which has focused on expanding its Downtown Disney shopping and dining district into DCA up until now.
"Currently planned to begin mid-March, we will debut an all-new, limited-time ticketed experience, focused on our world-famous food and beverage offerings from around the resort, the latest merchandise and unique, carefully crafted entertainment experiences...all to be offered multiple days a week," Potrock said in his letter to the cast. "With limited capacity and enhanced health and safety measures in place, Guests once again will get to step into a magical Disney environment - an environment that will provide memorable and fun experiences our Guests are craving.
"Teams across the resort are currently developing this distinctly Disney experience, so there are many more details to come, but I wanted you — our Cast Members - to hear this news first. Stay tuned for the official announcement coming soon."
So we still are awaiting those details, including an official title, dates, and pricing. But that gives fans time to speculate on which food and beverage items from around the resort will make the cut for this event. Dole Whips? Matterhorn Macaroons? Monte Cristos? And what about those "carefully crafted entertainment experiences"?
And how much of California Adventure will guests be able to walk through during the event? Is there any chance that Disneyland might use this event as an opportunity to provide a sneak peek at the new Avengers Campus land, which Potrock said "is making incredible progress"?
We do know that no attractions will be operating in the park during the event, due to those California rules. The state's Covid-19 plan currently allows major theme parks to reopen at 25 percent capacity when their home county reaches the state's least restrictive, yellow tier 4 - which no major county in the state is even close to reaching at this point.
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